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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Cookie Ninja in Loving on the video characters?   
    Ohhh boy. <.< Where to start?
     
    I think that first id like to adress some obvious, but easily missed, points. Fictional characters share some traits (braudly speaking), most are made to fit with some societal beauty ideal. So it is only natural that many feel some physical attraction to them, they are designed for it. As for personality/behaviour, people tend to be attracted to some traits like kindness, compashion and humor (to name a few). But some studies show that what weighs most when evaluating a possible partner, is their skills/accomplishments. That is to say, what the suitor can do that most can't (or atleast as well). Play an instrument really well or perform well in athletic tasks are some examples of attractive traits. What traits in specific you look for is something unique to every one.
     
    So where does that place our fictional friends? Well lets see!
     
    They are usually very attractive. (almost ideal) They often perform "superhuman" feats of some sort and often excel in multiple fields (skills and cunning). Personality wise they are often designed to have likable traits. So that we can connect with them and imerse ourselves in their story.
     
    Would you look at that, AAA rating, it prolly doesn't matter what unique prefference you have. You will prolly find something attractive about them. Frankly, I would find it weird if not all have had a crush on a fictional character at some point in their lives.
     
    What about the full on relationships with fictional characters? Well, I think the offputting part comes from the lack of response you may get from them. No matter how you feel about them, they won't ever give a damn about you, and you will pick up on it! But this all gets interesting when we consider the progress of technology. At what point does a machine read my emotional state and cater to it better than any human could. Note that I didn't say "care about", I don't want to start that debate >_<. Would it still be weird to have such a relationship? Considering that it will be your ideal mate, custom made for you?
     
    Hard questions, and only time will tell how society as a whole will wiew it when the time comes.
     
    FAQ
     
    -What characters have you had a crush on?
    -Ehhhm, in short, I'm a pig. So your imagination can fill in the rest!
     
    -You obviously have thought alot about attraction and relationships. How come yours never last very long?
    -My selection process is abysmal. It goes something like this:
    -You're funny and have a pretty smile! =O I'M SOLD!!!
     
    Later I spend my nights drowning my sorrows in hard liqour. <.< 
     
    This turned into quite a rant lol xD
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Lord Vectra in Loving on the video characters?   
    I heard of people who have imaginary relationships with certain game characters. A few are, sort of, popular in the world of gamers such as Chun-Li, Juri, Cammy, and Morrigan. It is a difference if you're obsessed with a game character.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Chaosian in Loving on the video characters?   
    Not gonna talk down to people and lie, I had a crush on Zoey from Left 4 Dead when I was younger. I found her personality extremely attractive, and hearing the characters bounce dialogue off of one another, was one of the reasons I put over 100 hours in the game, and beat it on the highest difficulty (something about 4% of players do).
    The whole time I knew it was an infantile attraction (which this sort of thing always is, let no one kid themselves here), but I never considered it a "relationship".
    To be clear, you cannot have a relationship with a fictional entity. It will never love you back. I think its a testament to the writing and artistic ability of game designers all over the world, and the power of a medium as a whole, to be able to promote these kinds of feelings. But it's only healthy in that in that "its good to at some point be a hormonal teenager". Harmless, so long as you don't indulge too much in it too much - especially to the detriment of anything else in your life. I'm long since over what mixed up instincts I had before... though it doesn't mean the crush I have today is several leagues more realistic, haha.. ha.. ha... *cries in corner*
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Shiggy in Loving on the video characters?   
    In general , I don't see the problem with people having crushes on fictionnal characters . 
    I mean if a creator tries to make a lovable charcter, and people have a crush on said character ,s/he has done it right.
    Now people that think fictional characters are real and think they can marry them or something,this freaks me out.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from Point08 in "The Incarnations of an Artist"   
    ^ I agree, I wasn't sure that I'd understood the message/meaning behind this text, but I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who got that impression. (!)
     
    Hahaha; I'm still not sure if there's more I'm missing than that though.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Point08 in "The Incarnations of an Artist"   
    It's interesting, especially when you consider the final paragraph you included. As I was reading the seven stages, I started thinking, "this sounds like something you tell someone who wants to be an artist, and who likes to read horoscopes."
     
    I think what is and isn't art can be so subjective, that thereby what/who is or isn't an artist is subjective as well.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to xoferew in A gentle gender debate   
    In my opinion:  If you ever go out on a date with a girl and mention to her that you would prefer a stay at home housewife, unless she is an ultra-conservative religious girl, be prepared to never have a second date.  The message she will probably hear is "I want a subservient wife.  Men deserve first pick of important careers.  I have a 1950's worldview.  I have strict stereotypes about gender roles.  I think I am better than you."  That may not be what you THINK you are saying, or what you believe, but that's what she will likely get from your words.
    When people are young, as you are, the way your family operates tends to seem more normal, expected, and reasonable than the way other families operate.  Ask yourself how your worldview might be different if you were being raised by two dads, or some other family configuration.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Gleason in A gentle gender debate   
    I know I'm jumping around here a bit, but I'm on lunch break at work and I'll try to answer highlighted questions and quotes as best I can.
     
    "as there are women men who believe a woman's job is at the house" fixed that.
     
    " the laws still state that the men should STILL give the money to the woman." well yeah, men tend to make more money then women. Things like alimony and child support (since in the majority of cases, the mother wins custody of the children in a divorce unless it's joint)
     
    and it's not really "why are men not marrying women?", it's more that more people are deciding "hey, marriage isn't really what we want. We're in a committed relationship so we're good"
     
    "It's due to SOME women making more $$$ than the guy as it's a natural instinct for the guy to want to be the breadwinner" this is because there are a lot of guys out there who think males are 'better' than females and should always make more money/be more important/etc. 1950s mentality, which is pretty ugly.
     
    "I will restate my opinion and say I believe that the woman should stay at home while the man goes out and work." The problem is most families CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO LIVE ON ONE INCOME. The middle class (in the US, at least) is in danger of disappearing altogether. If you're in a family both parents usually need to work to pay all the bills, put food on the table, and send little Timmy to school in better than rags. Hell, I recently ran numbers for how expensive it would be for me and 4 buddies to grab a 4 bedroom house and "bachelor" it up, basically. For rent/mortgage, food, electric, water, gas, and internet, it was about $2400 a month--so $600 per person. That's not counting any car payments any of us would make, car insurance, any games or computer parts or cable TV.
    tl;dr = One income families don't work anymore unless the one job is upper class and pulling in at least $70,000+ per year. Not many jobs do that.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Dymdez in A gentle gender debate   
    I think saying that women should stay home is an indefensible position. It's reminiscent of the days when women were considered property and not people. Any exertion of domination should be justified, and I think you'll find there are no reasonable justifications for this one.
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Nekotori in Art style of the game.   
    Goodluck~ Artists are kinda pricey xD
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from Vox Dia in Rant #1: Online Dating   
    OH god; MAN, I was in a very similar situation to you, only mine wasn't online. (irl one)
     
    I had been dating a guy for ~4 months, and found out recently that he had a "girlfriend"/hook up chick in the background the whole time... He had been cheating on her with me, while trying to get me to sleep with him the whole time, while ALSO using Tinder and trying to get laid 2-4x a week at bars/parties... he also did a ton of drugs...   
     
    Ugh. He really came off as a nice guy. He was a nurse-in-training, took care of old people, children/ babies, respected his family; told me he volunteered.... 
     
     
    Tbh, there were some red flags. But you always want to give people the benefit of the doubt. And you never at all think/ imagine some people to be so bad/ terrible-- in addition to the "blinded-by-love" effect.
     
    Sorry that happened to you. It really does suck, and you feel devasted/ unworthy after crap like that happens to you. I don't know what it is, but tbh, i feel like all this Tinder/ party-YOLO stuff has given people more options and feel less inclined to settle down. 
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from CVincent in Friend-zone? Relationship Standards?   
    Oh god. This so much. YES! I completely agree and wish this would happen more. 
    So many of my female friends feel the same way. It just makes things unecessarily complicated and messy when you try to begin making moves on her; she/we have no idea what you're doing or what your intentions are. Are you just being nice? Do you actually like us? Do you want to date us? Are you just horny?
     
    I questioned a guys' intentions with me once, and he ended up friendzoning himself by saying we were just hanging out as friends. You're left with no idea on whether to reciprocate his actions or not: It's incredibly confusing, you can end up feeling strung along, and things can just get really messy/ dramatic.
     
    Be honest and you can enjoy it for what it is right away (hopefully).
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from CVincent in Friend-zone? Relationship Standards?   
    Oh god. This so much. YES! I completely agree and wish this would happen more. 
    So many of my female friends feel the same way. It just makes things unecessarily complicated and messy when you try to begin making moves on her; she/we have no idea what you're doing or what your intentions are. Are you just being nice? Do you actually like us? Do you want to date us? Are you just horny?
     
    I questioned a guys' intentions with me once, and he ended up friendzoning himself by saying we were just hanging out as friends. You're left with no idea on whether to reciprocate his actions or not: It's incredibly confusing, you can end up feeling strung along, and things can just get really messy/ dramatic.
     
    Be honest and you can enjoy it for what it is right away (hopefully).
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to CVincent in Friend-zone? Relationship Standards?   
    I'm gonna be the guy to say it. You're not going to have much luck at fifteen years old if you consider wanting to have any kind of lasting relationship. Best thing you can do is wait to get through high-school and find stable work. If you're worried about being friend-zoned this early in life it's for different reasons, primarily because of puberty.
     
    If you really like someone and see them as a potential mate, it doesn't usually work out that young statistically speaking. You need to have a natural connection together.
     
    You want a real opinion? Take advantage of having opportunities come to you and don't feel bad if things don't work out because odds are they won't. Unless you're wealthy and liked by many people you will not have an easy time.
     
    It's just the world we live in.
     
     
    If you wait until you're friends that might not become an option. If you have problems finding a relationship then you might not get that much time. I tried this a deal of times and it hasn't really worked out.
     
     
    That's honestly the best advice anyone can get, along having "confidence". It saves you the trouble of getting too attached to relationships that may never even work out. I've tried this a couple of times and it worked a Hell of a lot better than most things.
     
     
    Smoking isn't a personality; it's a habit. I've been attracted to girls who do and don't smoke. I've smoked myself. Yes it's not attractive to most people but habits can be broken if you're that keen on changing them. If you're already having issues trying to find a date then you need to look at your standards.
     
    > You have a crush and they reject you.
    > You feel depressed and need time to move on.
     
    > You have a crush and they're a smoker.
    > You immediately forget they exist.
     
    Sometimes you need to negotiate to find a grounds on what is acceptable and what isn't. If your grounds is that smokers don't interest you then that's fine -- just don't throw away opportunities that could be handed to you.
     
     
    I'd rather have a woman say that they're not sexually attracted to me rather than saying "let's just be friends". My preference is in people who are straight-forward and don't like to dart around problems with bull crap. I've grown that way and it saves a lot of trouble emotionally.
     
    I'm not trying to be a hard ass by posting this but it's true experience. I'll again list off what you need to do.
     
    1. Enjoy high-school and any relationships you might have
    2. Graduate and find a job
    3. Find your own place and plan out your future
    4. Consider looking for a lasting relationship
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from Sinathor in Friend-zone? Relationship Standards?   
    As a girl-- who's had a number of male acquaintances, and who's done a fair amount of rejecting-- here's my opinion: 
     
    I think women's standards are definitely higher than men's. Are they too high? Yes, sometimes; but i believe this is equal to men. I believe both genders have equal amounts of people with too-high or too-low standards, but we just notice it in women more because their standards are just higher overall. 
     
    Of course their standards are higher, though. Biologically, a woman can only mate several times in her lifetime (compared to men). And if she becomes pregnant, it'll be for several months, followed by needing to invest resources into a child for years. This is why women look for men with money, or power, or commitment, or other x y z characteristics-- because women's biological programming is in raising children. Men's biological programming is in producing the best offspring. This is why women infamously want relationships while men infamously want sex.
     
     
    Women's standards are high because they have greater consequences and dangers in mating. Imagine only getting sex 6 times in your lifetime! You'd probably be picky too.
     
     
    Well, biologically, the friend-zone is a woman's way of "nicely" rejecting a man for mating. Women tend to place more value on relationships and friendships compared to men (which is why girls are better at picking on "hints" in dating), and having more friends serves as an asset for her (aka "Safety in numbers") since women are the physically weaker sex.
     
    I think this is why many women offer the "Friend-zone" to men. Not to mention, no one wants to be a flat-out jerk and say, "I never want to see you again" or something. : o
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Sinathor in Friend-zone? Relationship Standards?   
    The reason why women don't generally like the "nice guys" is the fact that they are mostly (pardon my wording) whiny pussies.
     
    Confidence is sexy. If all you do is be nice, conform to their opinions, try to make them feel as good as possible and help them and be there for them regardless of your own needs, you just come out as a spineless loser. In other words, you try too hard. And nothing is more annoying and as unsexy as that. Doing selfless acts like these can be romantic and sexy when you're already in the dating phase. Before that it just seems desperate and sometimes even creepy.
     
    My point is that most women see directly through you when you try to conform and act all nice just to look better in their eyes. They know you want sex, and they know you may even want a relationship, but why would they get into a relationship with you when you can't hold your own?
     
    You have to show them that your life is great even without them. If your life isn't great and you think a relationship would fix it, then we're talking about a whole different problem. Love adds to your life, but it does not fix it.
     
    I'm not saying that I understand women (I may be awesome, but no one is that awesome) but I do understand the basic principles of dating and relationships and what not. And the bottom-line is that if you don't believe in yourself, no one is going to believe in you.
     
    Women are not some otherworldly beings that you have to put on an altar and worship for them to take notice of you. You just have to stand up, get your own shit together and start believing in yourself. Others (includes also women!) will follow. If you can't do that, then that's a different problem. You can't blame women for that.
     
    And here's a song for the lolz.

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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to _____ in Social skills?   
    First of all, outside of the internet, I have the level of social skills as my chair. Now that that is out of the way, I'd like to say that all of your moms rules sound understandable to me. If I had kids, I wouldn't want them going to the house of someone I didn't know, even if they where friends with their kids. Also, I believe social skills are something it is good to have if you wish to be successful, so it's good for your parents to teach you proper etiquette, as long as they don't get to involved with your social life (by teach you proper etiquette, I mean to teach you to shake people's hands, not chew with your mouth open, say hello, those sort of things) I also feel that you can know internet friends just as much as real friends, and share memories and good times with them. Ofcourse, all of these come down to opinions, so it's just what I think
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House reacted to Spectre in You get a Freebie! You get a Freebie! Everyone gets a Freebie!   
    @Sin: Aww. Gee, thanks (although the fave artist title kinda goes to Bugs, but hey, s'all good).
    P.S. Don't staple me to the wall. My jacket's from Versace; I just bought it two days ago.
    P.P.S. Y U NO SUGGEST PIECE
     
    @Yuu: Artorias seems a bit too spectral (pun not intended) to be "old", per se. Still, a rugged old knight sounds like a proper idea. :3 We'll see the rest of the votes. ^^
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    When Bugs Roam Ur House got a reaction from Alufey in Being Basic, Borderline Generic?   
    No way! I like your plot. :) idk, personally i prefer simple ones, and a simple one is good anyway for starting off.
     
    There are tons of amazing and famous TV shows, movies, games, etc., with simple plots. Like Pokemon-- all you do is capture... Pokemon and try to be a master.
     
    Or Skyrim (?) where i'm pretty sure the basic premise is just fighting bad guys.
     
    Or Borderlands, where you also just fight bad guys.
     
    Or Corpse Party (rpgmaker game), where it's just a horror escape game.
     
    Either way, i think your game sounds fun, and i think it's more important how you tell the story than necessarily maybe what it is.
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